Originally Posted by thunderkyss
Kubiak's had plenty of opportunities to unhitch that wagon. The foot injury was a great one. That 3rd pick six, the 6th INT in 4 games would have been a good one as well.
Kubiak can cut that cord just as easily as Rick Smith cut his. When Schaub screws up, put that right where it belongs. As long as he continues to fall on the sword for Schaub, he's reaffirming his vows.
I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that, just that Kubiak can divorce himself from Schaub at anytime. But he's making a conscious decision to make sure we all know where he stands.
I would think McNair would understand the dangers of getting too attached to a player, any player, after the David Carr experience.
He could try to cut that cord, but who wouldn't see through it as a pressured CYA move? Kubiak loses the locker room when he decides to dump a guy he's invested a lot of time, confidence, and work into.
Who now, that we would have a realistic chance of signing or trading for, does Schaub get booted for? Who gives us a better chance of making the playoffs this year? Kubiak's job is to put the best players available on the field and utilize them properly in the game plan, as such he is stuck with Schaub until a better alternative emerges (it's not going to be this year).